I almost forgot about herbs. I enjoy fresh herbs and used to grow many types, but the last few years (more like 12) I haven't grown any. Just got too busy . . . In our other house I planted several variety of mints, which can become invasive weeds, and many other staple herbs such as sage, dill, basil, rosemary, oregano and chives. I also grew horseradish and rhubarb, even though horseradish was too work intensive to harvest and I didn't even like rhubarb I thought I had to include it in my 'old fashion' garden. They made good gifts for friends and neighbors who did like them. They also make pretty perennial borders. Surprisingly, (and I have no idea why not) I have never grown parsley. I'll have to try it this year. If no other reason than I love butterflies too!
The last two years I have been blessed with a good friend who grows herbs on her patio and gives me her scissors and a few baggies and I clip away. She has supplied me with basil, dill, rosemary and thyme and usually it is enough to last me several months if I freeze or dry.
I am going to try garlic this year too! My grandpa used to grow it, but I never have, so this will be a first.
We have a neighbor who has a big u-pick strawberry farm and I am looking forward to a few visits to pick strawberries for freezing, making preserves and eating fresh. Coming in late May and early June. I love strawberries too! lol
ZOE130 what is CSA stand for? We have farmers markets here and many roadside stands in and around the area, so there is seldom a shortage of fresh produce to buy. But, if you want something unique you must go to larger market or grow it yourself. I've shopped at Whole Foods which I was thrilled to discover some years ago, but cannot afford most of the offerings, so I limit my purchases. It helps that I live 60 miles from the nearest store or I'd be broke.
Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!
SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
My focus is fitness!
(I'm getting there . . . )
| current weight: -9.9 under